I had planned to postpone Reveille until Tuesday in recognition of Super Bowl XLIX but, in thinking up a post on the Big Game, expected to scribble something on this year’s best and worst commercials, Katy Perry’s performance during the halftime show, or the air pressure in Tom Brady’s balls.
Instead, what I ultimately found myself doing was rummaging through my Twitter feed to collect an array of off-the-cuff comments in response to the decision of Seattle head coach Pete Carroll (or was it offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell?), with the Seahawks down four to the Patriots, to throw the ball on second-and-goal from the one with nearly half a minute remaining on the clock.
Here’s the best of what I found:
That was the worst play call I've seen in the history of football.😞
— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) February 2, 2015
I would have called a run there.
— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) February 2, 2015
Pete Carroll, the guy who RAN LENDALE WHITE ON 4TH AND 2 IN THE ROSE BOWL, pisses away the Super Bowl on that.
— Mikey In DFW (@MDWDFW) February 2, 2015
"Hey, let's not give the ball to Jordan for the game winner, let's let Bill Cartwright get a touch here." – Pete Carroll coaching the Bulls
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) February 2, 2015
Who would have thought that Pete Carroll's play calling would be as good as his thoughts on 9/11.
— John O'Connell (@jacko2323) February 2, 2015
I'm just a Member of Congress, but shouldn't they have just ran it in?
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) February 2, 2015
Bob Kraft just told Belichick: "That's why I fired Pete and hired you."
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) February 2, 2015
Pete Carroll must have gotten confused and thought he was still coaching the Jets.
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) February 2, 2015
Here's the final WP graph; SEA peaked at 91%! Crazy. RT it if you've dug our stuff through the game; we love y'all. pic.twitter.com/7IWeRwu4Kt
— numberFire (@numberFire) February 2, 2015
Funny, that's how I thought the Browns' first Super Bowl would have ended.
— Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) February 2, 2015
And this one takes the “Winner, winner, chicken dinner” prize:
— Ben Reiter (@BenReiter) February 2, 2015
#smh, Pete. #smh.